Transition Programs for High School Students
JJC's transition programs give high school students the opportunity to take college level courses as high school seniors. If they pass the course, they can opt out of JJC placement testing.
Community colleges and high schools have worked together to create these courses. These courses emphasize:
- Authentic learning experiences
- Coursework aligned with future college classes and careers
- Providing high school seniors with a new, motivating experience
Transition Math (TM) courses prepare high school seniors for college level math classes. Students who pass a TM course can immediately place into an entry-level college math class at JJC or any other Illinois community college without taking placement exams. Some Illinois universities also accept these courses in place of placement exams as well.
Videos: Learn More About Transition Math
JJC Transition Math Overview
Learn about the benefits of transition math courses, the PWR Act and math course options in this video. You'll also learn more about how to use your TM course for placement at JJC.
Transition Math for Advisors
This presentation will go over how to know if a junior should take a TM course and how a senior can use this course for placement. It will also provide information about the ALEKS placement test.
Documents for Students
Transition math students are required to take the ALEKS placement test twice: at the start and at the end of their transition math course. In order to take the placement test, students first need to complete a JJC application to receive a JJC ID number and email.
ALEKS offers free remediation (or practice) modules to review math skills. Check out more information below about how to access those practice modules.
How to Use Transition Math for Placement
After completing your transition math course, learn how you can use that course as a replacement for a JJC placement exam.
JJC Math Courses
Review available JJC math courses.
Learn more about Transition Math by visiting the PWR Transition Math website.
This program is under development.
Transition English (to come)
JJC faculty and administrators are working with several high school partners to develop an English transition course. Please check back for more information soon.